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  1. Edgars Scukins

    Edgars Scukins

    3 hours ago

    4:05 those tabs

  2. jusanotha


    21 hour ago


  3. anthony robinson

    anthony robinson

    22 hours ago


  4. fariq fatah

    fariq fatah

    Day ago

    where are u buy the EV part and what the spec

  5. Ray Coe

    Ray Coe

    2 days ago

    Whats the range on this?

  6. Donell Muniz

    Donell Muniz

    2 days ago

    You are a funny man. That's a sign of great intelligence. Not all intelligent people are funny, but all funny people are intelligent. Do you write out an entire script before you record your narration, or is that just a blindingly fast, seamless, no-stammering, stream of consciousness riff?

  7. Edward Clark

    Edward Clark

    5 days ago

    Dude …you didn’t include ANY labor pricing.

  8. a day in the life

    a day in the life

    6 days ago

    Freaking awesome it is ! Love your content I hope to one day build my own electric car I would like to build an electric food truck, who's with me?!?

  9. Mall


    7 days ago

    imagine sending death threats cause someone wants to turn an old mini cooper to a ev

  10. RWBHere


    7 days ago

    For the money, that's superb. Wait until a few more of those batteries turn up, and you can give it 80 to 100 miles of range with some careful battery positioning and securing, and still only spend $5,000 to $5,500.

  11. Rob Powers

    Rob Powers

    10 days ago

    Build a Jeep. Less g force..More range. Love the model A too. More about motors and transmission. With all that torque couldn’t you just leave it in high gear and modify current flow to save motor mounts? So many questions, so little time.

  12. Clayton


    12 days ago


  13. Ironic


    14 days ago

    Now I think you should try and make it faster

  14. JO3haNsum


    14 days ago

    I want to build me one

  15. Redjack187


    14 days ago

    What's with all the Christmas tree lights on the dash? Forget to disable some stuff?

  16. J.C. Phoenix

    J.C. Phoenix

    16 days ago

    Convert my Lotus espirit into electric

  17. Maker Karel

    Maker Karel

    17 days ago

    Don't know much about cars or ev conversions. Is it possible to replace the gas tank with the battery for better weight distribution and space saving?

  18. davyrockxx


    17 days ago

    Awesome BRO ! nice work- Now build a budget Electric 4x4 truck

  19. Alistair Owens

    Alistair Owens

    18 days ago

    Great project. The motor installation looks super tidy!

  20. Tripleandy2204


    19 days ago

    Nice Work,Dude's 💪😃👍

  21. LeBlueskee


    19 days ago

    bro put a few solar panels on the top and see how long it takes them to charge it up

  22. Bob Stovall

    Bob Stovall

    20 days ago

    I've only watched a couple of episodes of Rich Rebuilds and I have to say, you have one of the most entertaining channels on USgone. That your content is highly educational and interesting as well makes it a must-watch channel. Great Stuff. Thank you.

  23. hiindd


    21 day ago

    How do you know all this?

  24. We are not livestock

    We are not livestock

    23 days ago

    Autistic quantity of product placement.

  25. Rocco Croce

    Rocco Croce

    24 days ago

    Thumbnail had me thinking this was a MCM video. You should hook up with those guys !!!!

  26. Colin Zein

    Colin Zein

    24 days ago

    How do you see the available amount of charge you have left, and how much charge you have when charging?

  27. poutang456


    25 days ago

    I have a ‘65 Triumph Spitfire I’d love to turn electric. I’d finance it if you want to make it your next project!

  28. derrick holmes

    derrick holmes

    27 days ago

    Give that shit to your homeless assistant. Don't be a total asshole your whole life. Luv u Rich your a genius. Keep doing yo thang boy!!!!!

  29. Joe Schlotthauer

    Joe Schlotthauer

    27 days ago

    This is a stupid question, have you ever thought of developing and offering conversion kits for sale...

  30. Robert Forshed

    Robert Forshed

    29 days ago

    Where is the parts list or build info? That should be in the description of the video..

  31. John Kokocinski

    John Kokocinski

    Month ago

    Commentary alone was worth the watch!

  32. matias


    Month ago

    It does look very clean!! Cool project

  33. Kaj Yakuzonik

    Kaj Yakuzonik

    Month ago

    Watched the whole series - and I don't even care about cars, yet alone have one.



    Month ago

    You guys are cool and smart but really bored with all the promo material but hey if that is the way you have to earn a buck then carry on but there is a limit to where people will just turn away from your work. Stay safe guys.

  35. Kelvin Barnes

    Kelvin Barnes

    Month ago

    Will you be able to get it registered for regular road use?

  36. Mike Holmes

    Mike Holmes

    Month ago

    you know you can adjust those ramps right?

  37. Skylined


    Month ago

    I know this is so, so late... but... SHIP JUST GOT REAL!

    • Skylined


      Day ago

      @Donell Muniz Haha!Well thank you I really appreciate it! 😁

    • Donell Muniz

      Donell Muniz

      2 days ago

      I can't believe you only got one like for that (mine)!

  38. OneEyeDrone


    Month ago

    what are the motor specs + controller ?? great finds just hoping to find some deals on EV parts before getting a running shell :) Looks like a zilla 2k controller, any specs on which one it is ? Motor wise ? brushless/ brushed ?

  39. Tim Hooper

    Tim Hooper

    Month ago

    Need a vfd before your control

  40. Lamar Roasts Franklin

    Lamar Roasts Franklin

    Month ago

    Everybody ignore the links in chrome, “elon musks feet”

  41. Ali Castro

    Ali Castro

    Month ago

    Hey man nice video! I got a question for you. Do you think its possible to add a two wheel with electric motor in the back of a gas car meaning when you dont want to used the gas pedal just use electric.

  42. F Malik

    F Malik

    Month ago

    that rubber on the left will drip any water onto your electrical parts, fire hazard i see it. cover that shit asap.

  43. Kiri Uacybhail Otaraua

    Kiri Uacybhail Otaraua

    Month ago

    Legendary rear fender my wife doesn't approve

  44. A.B.C


    Month ago

    Wait what,, 41 mile range? 🤣🤣

  45. John Gavina

    John Gavina

    Month ago

    What gear do you start off with? Without a clutch are you keeping it in gear? I assume it would be hard to rev match? Or does an electric motor act differently as far as clutchless shifting that it ,might be more forgiving?

  46. CannaGaut


    Month ago

    Why care what people say? It's your property purchased with your money, you're free to do whatever the fck you please with it. I would have done it. You have to have a pretty pathetic life to threaten someone for that. Keep up the great content brother. Love it ❤

  47. Carl Schleg

    Carl Schleg

    Month ago


  48. NRJ SHOW


    Month ago

    Hello rich, i just wanted to know can you give me the info on the electric motor ? Like the model number ? I wanted to know where I can find it. Really want to convert my short Thomas bus into electric. Thank you

  49. Buchanan Sleeve

    Buchanan Sleeve

    Month ago

    Wtg guys great job! Now get that electric motor out of there and put in a big block chevy in it!

  50. Not Telling

    Not Telling

    Month ago

    2:09 I've watched all might thank you for prices and the lessons Rich!

  51. Firstname Lastname

    Firstname Lastname

    Month ago

    “ it might be to much for me “”even Steven”””.... / facepalm

  52. Oxy Dra1

    Oxy Dra1

    Month ago

    Too much damn adverts damn

  53. Alvin Jackson

    Alvin Jackson

    Month ago

    So let me get this right, you guys can duplicate and or build from scratch a lunar space module 🤔. However you neglect to or lack the skills to create a decent ramp for loading the precious cargo onto the trailer 🤓🤪. What's an I missing here geniuses😂

  54. ronald delatour

    ronald delatour

    Month ago

    Lmao I'm new to the chanel but pls 😭show don't show us the abs.... but make an episode for inside details cleaning of the gear shifter

  55. George Robles

    George Robles

    Month ago

    Scared the piss out of him......

  56. AJ W

    AJ W

    2 months ago

    The controller needs to be programmed for smoother throttle response.

  57. Ali Castro

    Ali Castro

    2 months ago

    i got a scion IQ i am looking for someone to tranform my car for electric ..

  58. Twysted Music

    Twysted Music

    2 months ago

    I'd love to see a collab with rich and like the hacksmith or linus, I feel like there would be a lot of humor pack moments. Love your videos!

  59. AS Motion Lab

    AS Motion Lab

    2 months ago

    Wth man. Those parts in the UK, used, if we could get them, would still cost like £6k+ 😢

  60. Shane Forsythe

    Shane Forsythe

    2 months ago

    can somebody slide those ramps in towards the middle so thair not sooooo wide.

  61. Gazr Music

    Gazr Music

    2 months ago

    I lived in Brasil but I tell you. If what u doing is legible then you loosing money somewhere . Can you come to Brasil. You will be a Billionair like everybody gonna convert their cars to Electril believe me

  62. Ms CannGoods

    Ms CannGoods

    2 months ago

    I want one of these for my business.

  63. Tyrone Small

    Tyrone Small

    2 months ago

    Rich hit me up bro

  64. Geeky Giant

    Geeky Giant

    2 months ago

    Any chance you considered recovering power for your EVs? You can rig a alternator to recharge as you drive ( they mostly mount the alternator to a rear tire and use that to recover energy) , I've seen it working but thought the mad genius that you are could do it better! Especially after seeimg your super charge debacle, might be a fun mod for the mini and possibly if you can mod it into a Tesla! Love the channel, if we ever meet the Popeyes is on me!

  65. ADV Rider

    ADV Rider

    2 months ago

    “So go to a race track then” said PETER GRIFFIN

  66. Thomas Adams

    Thomas Adams

    2 months ago

    Leenda parents approve of these vids ? What’s the update on the ol school red one ?

  67. Dion Baldwin

    Dion Baldwin

    2 months ago

    Rich is the truth and hilarious 😂

  68. Arch Angel

    Arch Angel

    2 months ago

    The dash looks just like a regular mini Cooper, every emergency light lit up like a Christmas tree!

  69. k2one9


    2 months ago

    $500 max for 24H of Lemons

  70. marksman48


    2 months ago

    Did you say what you are doing for a heater/AC?

  71. Joel McLaughlin

    Joel McLaughlin

    2 months ago

    Start it in 2nd gear! You will get rid of the jerkiness (-;

  72. TotalCan’t


    2 months ago

    Did you say 40 miles of a full charge? That doesn’t seem right...

  73. Rombout Versluijs

    Rombout Versluijs

    2 months ago

    hahahah dude loading that mini on the trailer was just EPIC

  74. Rombout Versluijs

    Rombout Versluijs

    2 months ago

    What under 3k?!?

  75. BRS RC

    BRS RC

    2 months ago

    loading it on the trailer was the best 🤣🤣🤣

  76. Maples01


    2 months ago

    Thats awesome, now I'd love to have that, loading it on the trailer was hilarious.

  77. Patrick H

    Patrick H

    2 months ago

    Not sure if I missed an episode, how did you make the power steering work ?

  78. monkeyonfire13


    2 months ago

    Pardon me, question from a peanut. Could a Jeep Wrangler be a good conversion? Ive always wanted one! Macgyver. It's always had an issue with being top heavy, but if you mount the batteries on the bottom, couldn't it just be amazing?

  79. maïga


    2 months ago

    Cant wait to drive a Rich series

  80. Porameth Panpanich

    Porameth Panpanich

    2 months ago

    What gear you shift in for launchig? 3rd? 4th? or 5th???

  81. Enrique Fausto

    Enrique Fausto

    2 months ago

    What year is the car?

  82. Sir Trinculo

    Sir Trinculo

    2 months ago

    i wanna see this thing on a dyno

  83. Nole P.

    Nole P.

    2 months ago

    Leenda , might not clean well , but Damm She Looks good doing it!LOL!

  84. Marek Sanches

    Marek Sanches

    2 months ago

    Now Mini Cooper have worth ?

  85. Walt Johnson

    Walt Johnson

    2 months ago

    I see you connected the electric motor to the manual transmission without a clutch. Do you change gears? How? Do you just leave it in one gear ?

  86. Momo_9k


    2 months ago

    Those website tabs though 🤣

  87. James Hodge

    James Hodge

    2 months ago

    Amazing build and very entertaining. Thanks

  88. nadir asgarov

    nadir asgarov

    2 months ago

    It would be great if the videos would be around 10-12 mins

  89. Victor Moore

    Victor Moore

    2 months ago

    His assistant 🤤

  90. Hackerpro2012RadioG33k


    2 months ago

    My Brotha Great Job !

  91. c anderson

    c anderson

    2 months ago

    I scrolled a long way through the comments and NOBODY commented on a 41 mile battery life? You can grab a porsche boxter for under 5k with a 50% lower 0-60 and a 50% higher top end, same number of seats, better balance, 0 modification, and literally 10x the range. He put HUNDREDS of hours into a vehicle that can only go 20 miles from your house without several hours of recharging. I can't think of any person on the planet this vehicle is suitable for. It was fun to watch.

  92. Jay Davis

    Jay Davis

    2 months ago

    The assistant is peng 😍

  93. JODY0048 0048

    JODY0048 0048

    2 months ago

    air conditioning?

  94. Amir H

    Amir H

    2 months ago

    Rich needs to do something with that nappy ass beard

  95. Amir H

    Amir H

    2 months ago

    Because of this guy the law makers in his state will allow third parties to work on EVs (Tesla) it's kind of crazy how important of a mechanic he is.



    2 months ago

    yeah but dont put to much hp or it l blow the moter that happend to my uncle he was doing burnouts when the engine blew up my uncles reckless

  97. Peter Parker

    Peter Parker

    2 months ago

    Almost forgot about this. How did it make out in the lemons race or did they have that yet

  98. Peter Parker

    Peter Parker

    2 months ago


  99. Alexis Arguijo

    Alexis Arguijo

    2 months ago

    Is is street legal? Can you register and get insurance on something like this?

  100. Tuhi Tuhi

    Tuhi Tuhi

    2 months ago

    How can this guy be so nerdy and manly at the same time.